CRY IT OUT | by Molly Smith Metzler | Directed by Lily Wolff
A Comedy with Dark Edges
3 Women. 3 Backgrounds. 1 Shared Struggle.
MAY 4 — 20, 8PM || at ZACH's Whisenhunt Stage
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Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her forthright neighbor Lina, also a new mom, for coffee on the patio between their duplexes. Despite their vastly different finances, they become fast friends during naptimes—while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie’s yard. A comedy with dark edges, Cry It Out takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the pow...er of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.
Theatre en Bloc is thrilled to present the Regional Premiere of this newly published piece that keeps in-line with our mission to produce quality theatre that is relevant to communities and situations in Austin, TX. There will also be Optional Talk Backs regarding female friendship, economics and parenthood in America following each performance.
“Comic gold…finely written!”
"Tender, revealing and incisive."
“…a deeply felt drama that takes audiences on an emotional roller-coaster ride that whipsaws through laughs, poignant tears and moments of monumental rage…”
Cry It Out features a female-centric cast, starring:
Lee Eddy, Christin Davis*, Jenny Lavery, and Ben Wolfe*.
Cry It Out is directed by Lily Wolff with Production Management by Blake Addyson, Lighting Design by Rachel Atkinson, Set Design by Austin Mueck, Costume Design by Jenny Hanna-Chambers, Stage Management by Joshua Secor, Photography by Errich Petersen, and Jenny Lavery as Producing Artistic Director.
Cry It Out is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Cry It Out will be performed at ZACH’s Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road ATX 78703